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Thursday, November 09, 2006

better compilers for 8051 devices

I'm just not all that impressed with the Keil C51 compiler for 8051 chips.

Flaky debugger integration, poor optimization of local variables, clunky IDE, and difficult makefile integration lead my list of gripes.

The compiler from IAR sounds very interesting. It even supports C++.
Embedded Development Tools from IAR Systems

A pretty complete list of compatible C compilers is on the SiLabs support page



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